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Forest Products and Wood Science: An Introduction, 5th Edition is a completely revised and updated edition of the venerable classic textbook. Expanding and updating key data, the new edition of this text will provide students, wood scientists, and wood product professionals with a comprehensive overview of the anatomical and physical nature of wood and the relationship of these characteristics to its use as an industrial raw material. With updated research findings and expanded discussions of key areas in wood science that reflect the changing face of the forest products industry, Forest Products and Wood Science: An Introduction, 5th Edition will continue to be an indispensable text for students and professionals in the field.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813826547
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/28/2003
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 554
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Jim L. Bowyer is Director of the Forest Products Management Development Institute (FPMDI), part of the Department of Wood and Paper Science, University of Minnesota, St. Paul. Bowyer's research focus is environmental life cycle analysis and global demand/supply trends for key industrial raw materials. He served as head of the Department of Wood & Paper Science from 1984 to 1994. Dr. Bowyer is a fellow of the International Academy of Wood Science, member of the Executive Board of the Tropical Forest Foundation, scientific advisor to the Temperate Forest Foundation, past president of the Forest Products Society, and past president of the Society of Wood Science and Technology. He is an author of more than 170 technical papers dealing with various aspects of forest products and wood science, and is co-author of the CD-ROM The Nature of Wood and Wood Products.

Rubin Shmulsky is a graduate faculty member of the Wood and Paper Science department at the University of Minnesota and was previously a faculty member of the Forest Products department at Mississippi State University. He researches and teaches the engineering, design, application, and performance of wood products; specifically, primary and secondary processing, moisture relations, composites, physical and mechanical properties, structural applications, in-service failures, drying emissions, and general wood technology. Dr. Shmulsky is also a board member of the consulting and research firm Timber Technology, LLC.

John G. Haygreen spent four years working in lumber manufacturing and sales prior to his academic career. He served on the faculties at Auburn University, University of Minnesota, Colorado State University, and Michigan State University and was involved in lumber and panel-product research and in teaching wood science and product technology from 1956 until his retirement in 1990. A former first head of the Department of Forest Products at the University of Minnesota and first associate dean of the School of Forestry at Auburn University, Dr. Haygreen is a past president of the Society of Wood Science and Technology and the Forest Products Society, and a fellow in the International Academy of Wood Science. He is author of three patents and more than sixty research papers dealing with the drying, mechanical behavior, and utilization of lumber and wood products.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Tree Growth and Production of Woody Tissue.

Chapter 2. Macroscopic Character of Wood.

Chapter 3. Composition and Structure of Wood Cells.

Chapter 4. Softwood Structure.

Chapter 5. Hardwood Structure.

Chapter 6. Juvenile Wood, Reaction Wood, and Wood of Branches and Roots.

Chapter 7. Bark.

Chapter 8. Wood and Water.

Chapter 9. Density and Specific Gravity.

Chapter 10. Strength and Mechanics.

Chapter 11. Wood Durability and Protection.

Chapter 12. Silvicultural Practices and Wood Quality.

Chapter 13. Lumber.

Chapter 14. Structural Panels.

Chapter 15. Nonstructural Panels.

Chapter 16. Composite Lumber Products.

Chapter 17. Pulp and Paper.

Chapter 18. Energy and Chemical Products.

Chapter 19. Wood in the Global Raw Materials Picture.


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